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.m. eastern time -- an update on the release -- the health of the pope. global -- pope benedict pope benedict and 16 -- pope benedict xvi hit his head on a trip to mexico, but they say that had nothing to do with his resignation. this adds to questions about the gravity of the pontiff's condition. on tuesday, the vatican said that pope benedict has a pacemaker and that he had his batteries replaced just three months ago. the effective date of his resignation is the 28th of this month. in business news, billionaire warned buffett is buying the ketchup company -- warren buffett is buying the ketchup company heinz. it is a deal valued at $20 billion. the company headquarters will stay in pittsburgh. he says that congress, the white house, and advocates for seniors have all, in his words, really walked away from social security, leaving the program quote fraying because -- program "fraying." policymakers "use it as a tool of political rhetoric." he says benefit talk -- cuts and tax increases are inevitable, and he questions whether congress is up to the task qt finished up his six-year year term
, passed away. just a few weeks ago we learned that pope benedict xvi will be stepping down. i am reminded of a different pope, pope john xxiii. a long time ago he met george at the vatican. george was having a president kennedy's food for peace program. pope john shook george mcgovern's hand, looked him in the eye, and said, when you meet your maker and he asks, did you feed the hungry? you can say, yes i did. george mcgovern could say that 1000 times over. so can the millions of men and women and children whose farms and ranches and laboratories feed our families, even when we do not always realize or knowledge it. by continuing to plow ahead, develop agricultural policies and innovative ways big and small, so in deed can all of us. thank you. good to chat with you this morning. [applause] >> so, we have had three great addresses this morning. giving us the outlook, the secretary challenging us in terms of human risks we can manage. and senator daschle. really giving us an overwhelmingly moving tribute and challenge to american agriculture. a lot of fodder for thought. now, the floor is
will be stepping down here and -- pope benedict ythe 16th will be stepping down. he had met george at the vatican. pope john shook his hand. he said to him, when you meet did youer and he askes, feed the hungry? you can say, yes, i did. george mcgovern did say that 1000 times over. .- can say that 1000 times over even when we do not realize or knowledge it. continuing to plow ahead, and develop agricultural policies in innovative ways, they can small, -- big and small, so can all of us. thank you. [applause] >> wow. we have had three great addresses this morning. joe be the outlook -- gave the outlook. secretary vilsack challenged us. senator daschle gave an overwhelmingly give you to american agriculture . a lot of food for thought. our panelists will answer some of your questions. yes? no? they are in the back. so, people can line up. i will tell you what, let's take a question from one of the students in the front. ok. yeah. i think a mike is coming up. come to this woman in the front corner. thank you. go ahead. >> my name is travis. and undergraduate student. my question is for all of you. t
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